If you’ve heard that tweezing prevents your hair from growing back, you’ve been had! Plucking is usually not permanent. (That said, if you spend years plucking the same hair, it can create scar tissue, which is permanent. But that takes a long time.)

Shaving is more superficial than plucking—you’re cutting the hair shaft flush with your skin. When it grows back, the hair may seem thicker, but it’s not, we swear! It just feels thicker because it’s sticking straight out.

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